Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Review

   02.06.17

Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Review

Long story short, the Mountain House Breakfast Skillet is possibly the worst meal from Mountain House I have ever tasted.

If you want the rest of the story, keep reading.

Portable Meals

Here on the farm, I am fencing in a several acres for goats, short haired sheep, and maybe a few cattle. Mountain House pouches are possibly the best portable meals on the market. They are a lot less sensitive to heat than Meals Ready to Eat (MRE).

Unlike a sandwich, I can leave the Mountain House pouch in my truck for several days and it will be fine. I find the meals easy to use wherever I am.

They are also excellent for hiking, camping, and emergency situations. Power goes out in a storm? Break out the camp stove, boil water, and have a hot meal. To prepare the meal, just add boiling water.

Shelf Life

Mountain House pouches used to have a shelf life of seven years. However, Mountain House recently extended the shelf life to 30 years.

When the pouches had a seven year rating, I did not buy too many of them. Now that they have a 30 year rating, I am going to start stockpiling them.

Mountain House Breakfast Skillet before adding water
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet before adding water.

Nutrition

The Mountain House Breakfast Skillet contains:

  • Calories: 350
  • Calories from fat: 190
  • Cholesterol: 240mg
  • Sodium: 980mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 25g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Vitamin A: 10% Daily Value
  • Calcium: 15% Daily Value
  • Vitamin C: 6% Daily Value
  • Iron: 8% Daily Value

Breakfast Skillet Taste

The first and main thing I tasted was potatoes. The eggs were very bland, the pork sausage patty tasted like it was non-existent. The pieces of pork sausage were very small. I could taste the salt, which I can not taste in most Mountain House meals. With 980mg of sodium, I somewhat expected it to have a salt taste.

Even though there were supposed to be red and green bell peppers along with onions, I could not distinguish their taste.

The instructions said to add 3/4 cup boiling water, which is six ounces. I added eight ounces and the food tasted like it needed more water. It was as if the pieces of potatoes soaked up the water and made a mass of potatoes and eggs that all stuck together.

Overall, the breakfast skillet was probably the worst tasting Mountain House meal I have had so far. The potatoes overpowered everything else. This meal needs some kind of spice added to it. Maybe Tabasco sauce and larger pieces of pork sausage.

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